Domestic pollution is an undeniable fact: the impact on public health is such that on the website of the Ministry of Health we find an entire section dedicated to indoor air .
In fact, buildings are often unhealthy – to the point of causing the sick building syndrome – but we hardly notice it because the symptoms related to indoor pollution are generic and varied such as:
- Sore throat
- Eye discomfort
But bearing in mind that you spend most of your time indoors, the quality of the indoor air you breathe should be a top concern.
In light of these considerations, let’s see together which are the main culprits of indoor pollution and in what ways you can defend yourself, improving air quality and therefore living well-being.
Main causes of indoor pollution
Domestic pollution is caused by the normal activities that take place daily in the house added to the pollution of the outside air. It is for this reason that, contrary to what one might think, the air in the house is more polluted than that outside.
The main pollutants that we find in indoor environments and that cause the symptoms we have written above are:
- Fine powders
- Dust mites
- Carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
VOCs can be found in many commonly used products: from cleaning products, sprays, carpets and paints. The peculiarity of volatile organic compounds is that they are emitted continuously and remain in suspension for a long time due to their extreme volatility.
During the winter, these pollutants are added to those of stoves, fireplaces and heating systems, and in general the concentration of pollutants increases due to the tendency to keep the house less ventilated.
Remedies to improve indoor air quality
How to remedy indoor pollution? There are more or less simple methods that will allow you to improve indoor air quality and therefore make your home healthier and safer.
- Choose natural cleaning products
- Ventilate the rooms
- Do not smoke indoors
- Buy furniture that is well made and certified for low VOC emissions
- Maintain your heating and air conditioning systems
- Keep an eye on the humidity levels
- Vacuuming often
- Keep plants indoors
All these precautions will guarantee you cleaner air inside the house and therefore better living comfort.
But there is a ninth remedy we want to suggest to you to improve indoor air quality and that is Airlite .
Airlite: the ecological paint that purifies the air
Airlite is a mineral paint able to purify the air thanks to the technology that distinguishes its formulation. An all-Italian technology that has earned him countless certifications and awards.
An area of 100 square meters painted with Airlite has in fact the same anti-pollution power as a forest of trees of the same surface. This means that simply by choosing Airlite to paint the walls of the house you will already drastically reduce the level of pollutants.
But let’s see in detail all the properties that characterize Airlite ecological paint and that will become your allies in the fight against domestic pollution.
- Airlite reduces atmospheric pollution thanks to the action of the sun’s rays which neutralize dangerous pollutants responsible for the greenhouse effect, such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur (SOx).
- Airlite eliminates 99.9% of bacteria that settle on the walls on which it is used, thanks to the action of surface oxidation and the high alkalinity that distinguishes it. This therefore leads to a drastic reduction in the domestic bacterial load.
- Airlite is a natural paint and, as such, prevents the formation of moulds by creating an inhospitable environment for their proliferation.
- Airlite repels dust and dirt, keeping walls clean and like new for much longer. It does this both by creating a thin hydrophilic film that repels dust and by decomposing the oily substances that hold dirt. This contributes to the reduction of the amount of dust mites.
- Airlite, in addition to being a mineral paint free of glues, solvents and other chemicals that emit VOCs, is a product that helps neutralize odours by actively breaking down their molecules. This feature makes it a paint that can also be used in winter and without ventilation.
- Airlite has proven scientifically effective against viruses , further helping to break down biological pollutants.